FEMA Extends Disaster Assistance Deadline for Illinois Tornado Survivors: FEMA says let us know you need help

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Release date: 
January 23, 2014
Release Number: 
4157-034

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — At the request of the state of Illinois, Nov. 17 tornado survivors now have until Monday, Feb. 3 to apply to FEMA for disaster assistance.

Registering is easy and usually takes no more than 20 minutes. There are three ways survivors can apply for assistance from FEMA:

  • Go online to DisasterAssistance.gov.
  • Visit m.fema.gov from a smartphone or tablet.
  • Dial 800-621-FEMA (3362) or TTY 800-462-7585. The toll-free numbers are operated from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.

FEMA grants can help to cover eligible disaster-related expenses, including:

  • Temporary housing for homeowners and renters;
  • Home repairs and rebuilding;
  • Repair or replacement of lost personal property, including vehicles; and
  • Other serious disaster-related expenses not met by insurance or other assistance programs.

For the latest information on Illinois’ recovery from the Nov. 17 storms, visit FEMA.gov/Disaster/4157. Follow FEMA online at twitter.com/femaregion5, facebook.com/fema and youtube.com/fema. The social media links provided are for reference only. FEMA does not endorse any non-government websites, companies or applications.

FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards. Disaster recovery assistance is available without regard to race, color, religion, nationality, sex, age, disability, English proficiency or economic status. If you or someone you know has been discriminated against, call FEMA toll-free at 800-621-FEMA (3362). For TTY call 800-462-7585.

FEMA News Desk: 217-522-2080

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Last Updated: 
January 23, 2014 - 14:47
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